bungeejumper wrote:Depends how they do it, I suppose? If it means having shock pictures of diseased livers printed onto the bottles' labels, they way they did with diseased lungs on the ciggie packets, then some of the magic is going to fade from a romantic candlelit dinner. BJ
I'd not thought into this level of detail and must admit it does dress down the appeal of a glass or two of wine, especially if one imagines looking at the picture of a pickled liver. Next to the pickled onions it would dull my appetite. I think the article was suggesting that many alcohol companies are not actually meeting a self regulating standard to address the changes in "safe alcohol" limits which changed in 2016. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48549561Health advice on how much adults could safely drink in a week was cut significantly in 2016, from 28 units a week for men and 21 for women, to 14 for both.
But there is no mandatory regulation governing what health information the alcohol industry puts on its products.
Adrian Chiles goes on to sayI still drink, probably a bit too much, and I actually think it's no-one's business but the drinker's how much they put away.
But they do deserve the correct information, and at the moment they're generally not getting it.
I think that probably describes my own thoughts.
We can none of us be perfect. We all do something to excess. Drinking, smoking, eating, watching TV, working, playing computer games, gambling, yada yada yada. In the same way as we see signs warning us to "mind our heads" or "watch the step" or "deep water" we could simply offer up some simple information regarding alcohol such as "The Chief Medical Officer says you shouldn't drink more than 14 units per week and this bottle contains 8.6 Units".